Both The Bahamas’ men’s and women’s teams finished sixth at the 65th Annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships (CAGC) that wrapped over the weekend at the Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.
In the Hoerman Cup Division (men), The Bahamas’ team of Richard Gibson Jr., Sebastian Iberri, Heathcliffe Kane, Horace Miller, Nolan Johnson and Lynford Miller shot a collective 79-over par 943, occupying the sixth spot. The bottom two scores each day were dropped from the applicable score.
Among the other four players, Gibson shot a 12-over par 84 on the first day of competition, a 5-over par 77 on the second day of competition, and an even par 72 in the third and final round. Iberri had a 3-over par 75 on the first day of competition, a 6-over par 78 on the second day of competition, and a 4-over par 76 in the third round. Kane had a 12-over par 84 on the first day of competition, withdrew from the second round, then came back and shot a 4-over par 76 on the third and final day of competition. Horace Miller shot an 11-over par 83 on the first day of competition, had an 11-over par 83 on the second day of competition, and ended his play with a 7-over par 79 in the third round.
Iberri had the best day for The Bahamas on Wednesday, Lynford Miller came in and shot a 1-over par 73 to produce the best round for The Bahamas on Thursday, and Gibson turned in the best performance for the country on Friday, shooting an even-par.
In the individual standings, Iberri finished 17th with a 13-over par 229, Gibson finished in a five-way tie for 22nd with a 17-over par 233, Lynford Miller finished 36th with a 27-over par 243, Horace Miller was 38th with a 29-over par 245, and Johnson finished 42nd with a 42-over par 258.
Overall, Puerto Rico won the team competition, shooting a 4-under par 860, the Dominican Republic was second with an 18-over par 882 and the Cayman Islands rounded out the top three nations for the Hoerman Cup with a 22-under par 886.
For the George Teale Trophy (women), The Bahamas’ team of Ashley Michel and A’Marie Smith shot a collective 97-over par 529 over the three days of competition to finish sixth.
Individually, Michel shot a 15-over par 87 on the first day of competition, another 15-over par 87 on the second day of competition, and a 14-over par 86 on the third and final day of competition. Smith shot an 18-over par 90 on the first day of competition, a 21-over par 93 on the second day of competition, and a 14-over par 86 on the third and final day of competition.
In the final standings, individually, Michel and Smith finished 13th and 14th, respectively. Michel finished at 44-over par 260 and Smith at 53-over par 269.
Jamaica won the team competition with a 34-over par 466, Puerto Rico was second with a 46-over par 478, and the Dominican Republic rounded out the top three nations for the George Teale Trophy with a 52-over par 484.
The three-day event was hosted by the Turks and Caicos Islands Golf Association in conjunction with the Caribbean Golf Association (CGA).
Competing this year were teams from The Bahamas, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and the host nation Turks and Caicos Islands.